Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy is a new DNA technique used by law enforcement to help solve violent crimes.  The FDLE Genetic Genealogy team provides leads to investigators based on DNA matches to relatives found in public genealogy databases. The team includes experts in genetic genealogy, analytical research, forensics and investigations who work with local law enforcement agencies. The use of genetic genealogy helps make Florida safer by providing leads that result in the arrest of suspects in cold case homicides and sexual assaults and taking them out of our Florida neighborhoods and communities.  It can also assist in providing leads to help law enforcement determine the identity of unidentified murder victims.  This can bring long-awaited answers and much-needed relief to victims and their families.

Genetic Genealogy Resources:

To learn more about genetic genealogy in general a great resource is the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) Wiki page.

To learn more about the law enforcement use of genetic genealogy, the ISOGG Wiki has an Investigative Genetic Genealogy Frequently Asked Questions page that contains lots of information and references.

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